Stuart Woods was an American author who wrote the Will Lee, Stone Barrington, Holly Barker, Ed Eagle and Rick Barron series. He also had written quite a number of standalone novels, although not since 1995. In addition to that, he has a couple of non-fiction books to his credit as well. Woods’ characters tend to appear in eachothers’ series quite commonly.

Stuart passed away in July 2022.

Stuart Woods’ career as a novelist goes all the way back to 1981. Up until his passing, he wrote multiple novels per year. Below is the order of when all of Stuart Woods’ fictional books were originally released:

Publication Order of Stone Barrington Books

New York Dead (1991)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dirt (1996)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead in the Water (1997)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Swimming to Catalina (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Worst Fears Realized (1999)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
L.A. Dead (2000)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cold Paradise (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Short Forever (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dirty Work (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless Abandon (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Two Dollar Bill (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dark Harbor (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fresh Disasters (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shoot Him If He Runs (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Mahogany (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Loitering with Intent (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Kisser (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Lucid Intervals (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Strategic Moves (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bel-Air Dead (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of Stone (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
D.C. Dead (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unnatural Acts (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Severe Clear (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Collateral Damage (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unintended Consequences (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Doing Hard Time (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Standup Guy (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Carnal Curiosity (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Cut and Thrust (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Paris Match (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Insatiable Appetites (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hot Pursuit (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Naked Greed (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foreign Affairs (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Scandalous Behavior (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Family Jewels (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dishonorable Intentions (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Sex, Lies & Serious Money (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Below the Belt (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Fast and Loose (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Indecent Exposure (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Quick & Dirty (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Unbound (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shoot First (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Turbulence (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Desperate Measures (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Delicate Touch (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Wild Card (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Contraband (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Stealth (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Treason (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hit List (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Choppy Water (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Shakeup (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hush-Hush (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Double Jeopardy (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Class Act (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Foul Play (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Criminal Mischief (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A Safe House (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Black Dog (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Distant Thunder (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Holly Barker Books

Orchid Beach (1998)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Orchid Blues (2001)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Blood Orchid (2002)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Reckless Abandon (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Iron Orchid (2005)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Hothouse Orchid (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Ed Eagle Books

Santa Fe Rules (1992)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Short Straw (2006)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Santa Fe Dead (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Santa Fe Edge (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Herbie Fisher Books

(with Parnell Hall)

Barely Legal (With: Parnell Hall) (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Rick Barron Books

The Prince of Beverly Hills (2004)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Beverly Hills Dead (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Teddy Fay Books

(with Parnell Hall, Bryon Quertermous)

Smooth Operator (With: Parnell Hall) (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Money Shot (With: Parnell Hall) (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Skin Game (With: Parnell Hall) (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Bombshell (With: Parnell Hall) (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Jackpot (With: Bryon Quertermous) (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Will Lee Books

Chiefs (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Run Before the Wind (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Deep Lie (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Grass Roots (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Run (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Capital Crimes (2003)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Mounting Fears (2008)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Under the Lake (1986)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
White Cargo (1988)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Palindrome (1990)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
L.A. Times (1993)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Heat (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Dead Eyes (1994)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Imperfect Strangers (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Choke (1995)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Blue Water, Green Skipper (1977)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
A romantic's guide to the country inns of Britain and Ireland (1979)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
An Extravagant Life (2022)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Stuart Woods Books, You’ll Love…

Stuart Woods Synopsis: Under the Lake is a standalone novel by Stuart Woods. A lake that was built at a terrible cost by an obsessed man can be found in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. This tranquil body of water has brought prosperity to a remote community. Along with it, two strangers have joined the isolated locals to investigate crimes against nature committed by previous generations that cannot be hidden beneath the water’s surface.

John Howell, a renowned investigative journalist, fled a once-promising personal and professional life and arrives in this remote town on the run. He discovers a mystery that is so intricate, complex, and bizarre that he is unable to focus on the book he has come to write.

His involvement in a subtly but resolute struggle against an outcast, ravaged by its origins, against the autocratic town father and the local sheriff marks the beginning of the story. Howell is further enticed by his relationships with two women: a young, ambitious reporter looking for corruption and a reserved, backwoods beauty who has been shunned by the outside world due to a family secret that has been poorly kept. Then, without warning, a young girl from another world comes to Howell’s humble cabin, turning it into a spectral theater showing bizarre and terrifying images of a horrible event that happened long ago.

White Cargo is a standalone novel by Stuart Woods. Cat Catledge is a content person. At fifty, he is a self-made multimillionaire with a beautiful teenage daughter and a loving wife. He is also taking his family on the ultimate dream sabbatical after years of hard work: a two-year trip to the South Pacific aboard his custom-built 43-foot yacht through the Panama Canal. He makes it to Colombia.

Cat’s bliss and the love he has for his family are forever shattered by an unanticipated, brutal, and tragically tragic event off the cocaine-drenched shores of that nation, leaving Cat devastated. He is a broken man when he returns home alone, consumed by terrible guilt. Both the Colombian authorities and the U.S. State Department conduct ineffective investigations.

Then, late at night, Cat is awoken by the phone when, over the loud static, a single, electrifying word is spoken by an achingly familiar voice.

Cat returns to South America in a desperate search for the daughter he cannot bring himself to believe is dead, motivated by a mixture of hope and despair. Cat follows a trail of blood and graft, white powder and white slavery, with the assistance of an Australian ex-convict, a pretty television journalist, and a man he only knows as “Jim.” Along the way, he discovers in himself an unsuspected capacity for ruthlessness and cunning, as well as – even more surprising – a rekindled capacity for love.

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16 Responses to “Order of Stuart Woods Books”

  1. Dan Makgow Smith: 5 years ago

    My favorite writer for the past several years. He had me at Key West, one of my favorite vacation places; other than Cuba that is.

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  2. Michelle Koch: 5 years ago

    I email Stuart Woods to tell him how much I enjoyed his books and got a nice response.

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  3. Unindoctrinated: 5 years ago

    Does anyone know of an ordered list of all of Mr. Woods’ books that have overlapping characters? It’s phenomenally annoying to start a series only to find you are inserted in the chronological middle of another.

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    • Teddy Fay: 5 years ago

      if you read each book in the ‘list of all books above’, in chronological order, as they appear, you may jump from series to series following this order, but you will never miss any appearance by any character or plot.

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      • Unindoctrinated: 5 years ago

        That would be useful advice if the chronology shown included a date a little more specific than just the year or I was referring to an author who didn’t publish several books per year.

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    • Robin: 5 years ago

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stuart_Woods has a nice list that includes which character makes an apparence. Not sure if that is what you are looking for or not. You might have to date the books yourself, meaning you would need to look up each book to find its publication date

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  4. Evelyn Varney Billiter: 7 years ago

    I may have missed one or two of Woods books, but he is one of my favorites. Waiting to read the latest.

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  5. Paul: 8 years ago

    I started only three yrs ago and got hooked ! Retired American Living in the Philippines and am having them shipped here. lol 28 Stone Barrington and 7 others ! so far !

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  6. Pilgrim: 8 years ago

    What happened to the 7 pound, one ounce ” daughter” Arrington gave birth to at the end of “Swimming To Catalina”?

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    • Paula: 7 years ago

      I caught that too! In the next book the daughter became a son.. Still love the books even with the slip up!

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    • ddc4289: 7 years ago

      It was a boy, Peter

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  7. Barb Seilheimer: 9 years ago

    Hooked on his books!

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    • LumberJock: 8 years ago

      Hell YES!!!!!!!!!

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    • Realjb13: 7 years ago

      It wod be cool if he gave Dino his own series

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      • Coach B25: 2 years ago

        i asked Woods that many years ago and he said Dino would never get his own series. Im LOVING Teddy Faye though

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    • ddc4289: 6 years ago

      I’ve read them all except for “Blue Water, Green Skipper”, and the one about the Irish Inns which is hard to find. Can’t get enough of Stone Barrington.

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